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Best book events in NYC: Critics' picks

DISH

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  • Critics choice

With DISH, foodies get a feast of gastronomically inclined performances: Chefs, food bloggers, restaurateurs and other writers share personal tales or pieces of prose.

  1. Housing Works Bookstore Cafe 126 Crosby St, between E Houston and Prince Sts, 10012
  2. Wed Oct 1
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The HiFi Reading Series

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  • Critics choice

There's a twist to this night of literary recitation: It is curated not by the show's producers, Lena Valencia and Ryan Britt, but by an outstanding writer who recommends scribes the audience may not

  1. HiFi 169 Ave A, between 10th and 11th Sts, 10009
  2. Wed Oct 1
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Charles Blow: Fire Shut Up in My Bones

  • Critics choice
  • Free

Alice Walker (as in the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Color Purple) calls Blow's new book "a luminous memoir that digs deep into territory I've longed to read about." We think she knows of

  1. BookCourt 163 Court St, between Dean and Pacific Sts, 11201
  2. Fri Oct 3
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Cosplay Poetry Reading

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  • Critics choice

Haven't you always dreamed of the perfect marriage between verse and costumes? Us too! Okay, we never actually thought about it. But at tonight's reading, poets will dress as characters and present

  1. Deep Tanks Studio 150 Bay St, at Central Ave, 10301
  2. Sat Oct 4
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